Over 500 Surrey residents diagnosed with COVID-19 – Surrey Now-Leader

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New data released by the BC Center for Disease Control shows that at least 521 residents of Surrey were diagnosed with COVID between January 1 and July 31.

He adds that in the South Surrey / White Rock area there have been 64 cases during the same period.

Released on Thursday (August 27), provincial health official Dr Bonnie Henry said there were now enough cases that privacy was no longer an issue at the city level.

In Fraser Health Region, Surrey had the most cases, followed by Abbotsford at 454, Mission at 158 ​​and Langley at 138.

As of August 27, more than 5,300 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in British Columbia, including 2,818 in the Fraser Health area.

According to the data notes, cases are mapped by location of residence, while cases “of unknown residence originating from out of province are not mapped.”

He adds that the number of cases in local health authorities, “may not represent the place of exposure,” such as people who have been infected while traveling or working elsewhere.

Data does not include cases from August 1, which saw a spike in cases.

– With files from Katya Slepian

Coronavirus Surrey

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